Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1396
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Judiciary (Braynon) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 191 and 192
    4  insert:
    5         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
    6  400.191, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         400.191 Availability, distribution, and posting of reports
    8  and records.—
    9         (2) The agency shall publish the Nursing Home Guide
   10  quarterly in electronic form to assist consumers and their
   11  families in comparing and evaluating nursing home facilities.
   12         (a) The agency shall provide an Internet site which shall
   13  include at least the following information either directly or
   14  indirectly through a link to another established site or sites
   15  of the agency’s choosing:
   16         1. A section entitled “Have you considered programs that
   17  provide alternatives to nursing home care?” which shall be the
   18  first section of the Nursing Home Guide and which shall
   19  prominently display information about available alternatives to
   20  nursing homes and how to obtain additional information regarding
   21  these alternatives. The Nursing Home Guide shall explain that
   22  this state offers alternative programs that permit qualified
   23  elderly persons to stay in their homes instead of being placed
   24  in nursing homes and shall encourage interested persons to call
   25  the Comprehensive Assessment Review and Evaluation for Long-Term
   26  Care Services (CARES) Program to inquire if they qualify. The
   27  Nursing Home Guide shall list available home and community-based
   28  programs which shall clearly state the services that are
   29  provided and indicate whether nursing home services are included
   30  if needed.
   31         2. A list by name and address of all nursing home
   32  facilities in this state, including any prior name by which a
   33  facility was known during the previous 24-month period.
   34         3. Whether such nursing home facilities are proprietary or
   35  nonproprietary.
   36         4. The current owner of the facility’s license and the year
   37  that that entity became the owner of the license.
   38         5. The name of the owner or owners of each facility and
   39  whether the facility is affiliated with a company or other
   40  organization owning or managing more than one nursing facility
   41  in this state.
   42         6. The total number of beds in each facility and the most
   43  recently available occupancy levels.
   44         7. The number of private and semiprivate rooms in each
   45  facility.
   46         8. The religious affiliation, if any, of each facility.
   47         9. Information about the family council, or similar
   48  organization, in each facility, and the name and telephone
   49  number of the council’s, or the organization’s, president or
   50  presiding officer.
   51         10.9. The languages spoken by the administrator and staff
   52  of each facility.
   53         11.10. Whether or not each facility accepts Medicare or
   54  Medicaid recipients or insurance, health maintenance
   55  organization, Veterans Administration, CHAMPUS program, or
   56  workers’ compensation coverage.
   57         12.11. Recreational and other programs available at each
   58  facility.
   59         13.12. Special care units or programs offered at each
   60  facility.
   61         14.13. Whether the facility is a part of a retirement
   62  community that offers other services pursuant to part III of
   63  this chapter or part I or part III of chapter 429.
   64         15.14. Survey and deficiency information, including all
   65  federal and state recertification, licensure, revisit, and
   66  complaint survey information, for each facility for the past 30
   67  months. For noncertified nursing homes, state survey and
   68  deficiency information, including licensure, revisit, and
   69  complaint survey information for the past 30 months shall be
   70  provided.
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   73         And the title is amended as follows:
   74         Delete line 18
   75  and insert:
   76         definitions; amending s. 400.191, F.S.; requiring the
   77         Agency for Health Care Administration to list
   78         information about nursing home family councils in a
   79         mandated report; providing an effective date.